Thursday, September 12, 2013

Warner Bros. Plans Nelson Film


Warner Bros. Plans Nelson Film
Ha! Ha! No... No that one. The guy on the column...

Source: Variety


Lord Horatio Nelson, eh? What has he ever done to deserve the biopic treatment except stand stock still on a column in Trafalgar Square as though he’s made of stone and provide a place for pigeons to poo? Still, apparently Warner Bros. thinks he’s worthy of a film called Love And Glory.
Yes, the man behind the monument will indeed be the focus of the film, which will source its material from John Sugden’s books Nelson: A Dream Of Glory and Nelson: The Sword Of Albion.
Peter Woodward (actor and screenwriter, son of Edward) is set to write the script, detailing Nelson’s Naval service, his victories against Napoleon and his scandalous, passionate love affair with Emma, Lady Hamilton, with whom he had a child despite them both remaining in their respective marriages.
Exactly how much of Nelson’s career will be chronicled remains to be seen, but we’d bet good money on the inclusion of his fateful final battle at Cape Trafalgar. So far, only Woodward is attached, but we’re hoping the studio might reach out to Peter Weir to direct, given how well he brought British naval combat to the screen with Master And Commander

Source: EmpireOnline

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